Back Story

Series produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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Go behind the scenes with journalists and correspondents, as they peel the curtain and take you inside the stories they've covered.

Go behind the scenes with journalists and correspondents, as they peel the curtain and take you inside the stories they've covered.


19 Pieces

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The photo seen around the world, and the family left mourning. From Istanbul, Gillian Findlay's Back Story "The boy on the beach".

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 13:25
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Scott Russell's Back Story on the Ben Johnson doping scandal and the dirtiest race in history.

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 14:46
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Adrienne Arsenault travels to Nepal in the wake of the worst earthquake that country has seen in more than 80 years.

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 17:53
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Heartbreak, a questionable call and what some call a stolen game. Canada's longest serving female soccer player takes you back to the field and the...

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 14:59
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  • Added: Jan 22, 2020
  • Length: 18:01
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Keith Boag is there as tempers flare and tear gas flies in Ferguson, Missouri over the killing of an unarmed black teenager.

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2020
  • Length: 11:01
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Inside the Munich Massacre and one of the worst terrorist attacks in Olympic history.

  • Added: Jan 22, 2020
  • Length: 13:30
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From a childhood accident to a Paralympic champion, and one of Canada's most decorated athletes.

  • Added: Jan 22, 2020
  • Length: 14:45
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The champ. The great one. Mark Lee's Back Story on his exclusive interview with Muhammad Ali.

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  • Added: Jan 21, 2020
  • Length: 17:25
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After spending more than 400 days in an Egyptian prison, this is Mohamed Fahmy's Back Story.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 10:33
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Steven D'Souza was there as thousands cheered, white smoke bellowed and a new pope was chosen.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 10:25
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Connie Walker has reported extensively on Canada's residential schools, but she's also seen the effects on her family first hand.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 13:54
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In 1986, Carol Off sold most of her belongings to buy a plane ticket to Pakistan with the hope of interviewing future Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 17:14
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As coalition troops marched into Iraq, and Saddam Hussein fell from power, the CBC's David Common was there.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 15:17
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The earthquake in Haiti killed thousands of people, turned buildings to rubble and made David Gutnick question the role of a journalist.

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 17:16
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The BP oil spill is the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. The CBC's Paul Hunter was there when black tar balls started dotting white sa...

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 15:14
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Nahlah Ayed was on the front lines of the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War.

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 15:14
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What's it like to report from one of the worst rail disasters in Canadian history? Raw emotion and stories that never made it to air. Stephen Puddi...

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 14:34
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It was two years ago that Typhoon Haiyan killed thousands of people in the Philippines, but it still haunts the CBC's Curt Petrovich today.

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 16:47
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